COVID-19 Effect on Student Life and Others

Physical Education

We are facing a lot of health issues like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and osteoporosis, etc. Are you doing something to avoid health issues? What is the Effect on Student Life?

The only thing that is constant is the change and that is evident with the current time which we are going through. This pandemic has forced everyone on the planet to change his/her lifestyle to suit the need of the hour.

Effect on Student Life:

The most impacted of us are the children who are forced to be within the four walls. They are not having many physical activities which they were before the COIVD19 pandemic. Children are destined to be in front of the computing device/mobile/television sets either for studies or for entertainment.

Effect on Other’s Life:

The situation is not good for working people as well, especially those who are working from home. In this league are the schoolteachers who were not used to do so much work in the computing device. They are now spending around 30-40% of their overall time in front of the devices for teaching or work related to school.

Because of these long sitting hours, we are facing a lot of health issues like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, and osteoporosis, etc.

It is recommended to do moderate physical activity for at least 45 mins daily. In addition to this, we can do some movement or Desktop Yoga in between which helps in our blood circulation. You can do neck rotation in all directions, neck stretch, arm raises, ankle stretch, etc.

The Government of India’s Ministry of Ayush also in this regard has recommended Yoga exercises on their website, which can help us to mitigate the health issues. Click here to visit the page describing a few exercises which can be done easily.

We can also focus on the following:

  1. Avoid junk or semi-cooked food, excessive sugar, sodium (salt), alcohol, cigarettes, or excessive caffeine in any form as much as possible. In simple words eat healthy to stay healthy.
  2. Take a good amount of sleep.
  3. Keep your body hydrated.
  4. Keep your posture correct while sitting and walking
  5. Have in between small walks, and do some stretching. 

What WHO says about physical activity: According to WHO, on a 24-hour day

  • children between the ages of 3-4 years should give at least 3 hours in different types of physical activities, out of which a minimum of 60 minutes in moderate to vigorous intensity spread throughout the day. Anything above is always better.
  • children and adolescents between 5-17 years of age should do at least an average of 60 minutes per day of moderate-to-vigorous intensity, which should include aerobic, physical activity, etc. Any activity which gives strength to muscle and bone is highly recommended.

WHO also suggests that the amount of inactive time, particularly the amount of recreational screen time should always be discouraged for all. Click here to read more from the WHO.

By not doing any physical movement, we will fall prey to many diseases. So, we request you to do some movement between the working hours and tell children to do it during their breaks.

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